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Identification of Transmission networks of HIV infection Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Understanding their Sexual Risk Behaviour: Evidence from Delhi NCR and Mumbai

Home Identification of Transmission networks of HIV infection Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Understanding their Sexual Risk Behaviour: Evidence from Delhi NCR and Mumbai

The risk of HIV / STI transmission has been a serious health concern in India over the past decades. Though a high proportion of adult women suffer from HIV infection, there is a scarcity of relevant data and evidence on the vulnerability of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in the age group of 15-24 to HIV risks in the Indian context. With this backdrop, the objective of the current study is to understand the following:

  • Identify the transmission network (or geographical locations) of STI/ HIV infections among the AGYW population in the age group of 15-24 years in Mumbai and Delhi NCR (what are the risks and why are these areas at risk)
  • Understanding the sexual risk behaviour of the AGYW population in the identified areas
  • Understanding the health-seeking behaviour AGYW population  in those identified areas